Peterborough man appears in court charged with attempted murder of 9-year-old boy
A man has appeared before a crown court judge charged with the attempted murder of a nine-year-old boy who was repeatedly stabbed.
Faisal Khan, 24, is accused of following the child down Peveril Road in Peterborough and attacking him on May 8.
The defendant, of Almond Road, Dogsthorpe, appeared before Cambridge Crown Court on Monday.
A court official said Khan was not asked to enter pleas to charges of attempted murder and of possession of a knife in a public place.
The case was adjourned until July 2 while psychiatric reports are carried out, the court official said, with a provisional trial date set for December 15.
Cambridgeshire Police said the boy was walking with his older brother when he was attacked in Peveril Road and left with multiple injuries to his face and head.
Officers were called to the scene by the ambulance service at 3.24pm.
The boy was initially taken to Peterborough City Hospital with life-changing injuries and later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in a stable condition, the force said.